Syrian forces enter village near Turkish border, sources say
A Syrian refugee waves his nation's flag Saturday at a camp in Turkey.
June 18th, 2011
09:24 AM ET

Syrian forces enter village near Turkish border, sources say

Syrian security forces determined to quell a three-month uprising stormed the northern village of Badama, near the Turkish border, a witness and an activist said Saturday.

Units entered the village equipped with at least six tanks, 21 armed personnel carriers, 10 security buses and randomly fired at houses, the Syrian activist said, adding that security forces also closed the road to the village of Khirbet Aljooz.

Jameel Saib, an eyewitness near the Turkish border, told CNN people that displaced Syrians trying to enter Badama to get bread and supplies saw the Syrian forces close roads leading to the border.

If Badama is taken, Syrian refugees who want to escape the violence in their country will have no medicine or clean water, Saib said.

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  1. Action Jackson

    Every picture I see from these countries of refugees or protesters is of men dressed in western style clothing or women not covered head to toe. Leads me to believe maybe the US was right about Syria being ran by dictators trying to flex their muscles by sicking the military on civilians. I was always told clothes make the man.

    June 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RuffNutt

    Good post Cesar,thank you.

    June 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kazaam

    Good post Ruffernutter 😉

    June 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    Alot of good posts all the way around, on topic or off. There is alot of unrest, & mayhem in many of the African & Near Eastern nations. The people of the world are tired of dictators, living in fear, having no rights! We are lucky that we can vote for rational people to run our country & vote them out when they start talking crazy or get too full of themselves. Speaking of Michelle Bachman, I just read that she thinks we should teach "intelligent design" in schools!! Not kidding! Her reason is that we should teach "both sides of the scientific theories." Intelligent design belongs in church & they should teach it in Sunday School, but it is not now or ever a "scientific theory"! That's what I mean about our right to vote!! Have a cool Sun., all.

    June 18, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    great posts everyone! pat yourselves on the back.

    June 19, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    While we and our western allies are going crazy with the lethal toys we have ,obsessed with bombing Middle Eastern & other muslim countries Russia and China are chipping away at whatever influence we have left in those regions. Quietly with diplomacy and without wasting billions or expanding lives.
    Winning hearts and minds with an eye on future.

    What has gone wrong with our political leadership?

    June 19, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy


    And yet they are cutting the education budget for the Arts & Music in schools across the country!

    You're right; it makes no sense at all!

    SMH, *Facepalm*

    June 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy


    I did, and now my arm is broke.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    June 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
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